Retired Phelps Dodge Chairman J. Steven Whisler Joins Brunswick Board of Directors
Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today that J. Steven Whisler, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Phelps Dodge Corporation, has been elected to Brunswick's board of directors, effective immediately.
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LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 23 — Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today that J. Steven Whisler, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Phelps Dodge Corporation, has been elected to Brunswick’s board of directors, effective immediately. The election of Whisler, 52, brings the number of board members to 10.
Whisler recently retired from Phelps Dodge following its acquisition by Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. Whisler originally joined Phelps Dodge in 1976, holding a number of positions before being named chairman and chief executive officer in May 2000. He previously had served as the mining and manufacturing company’s president and chief operating officer and as a senior vice president. He also serves on the boards of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation and U.S. Airways Group Inc.
Whisler holds a B.S. degree in business from the University of Colorado, a J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law, an M.S. degree in mineral economics and an honorary D.Sc. degree in engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Whisler also attended the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He has been awarded the Colorado School of Mines’ Distinguished Achievement Medal for career accomplishments, and is a member of the American Mining Hall of Fame.